words by Andrew Frisicano, photos by Natasha Ryan

Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse played Terminal 5 in NYC on Sunday, March 15th, with openers Japanese Motors, Tab the Band, and Mimicking Birds. It was the last date on the band's spring 2009 tour with Jim Fairchild of Grandaddy filling in on guitar for Johnny Marr of the Smiths who has had the job for a few years (on a somewhat related note, one day after Johnny wasn't here, Morrissey was).

In related news..

Modest Mouse plans to release the music video actor Heath Ledger directed before his death in January 2008. [Ledger] helmed the animated clip for "King Rat," a bonus tune off 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. No specific date has been set for the release, which is expected to happen "soon." The video was animated by [director/animator/Monty Python member] Terry Gilliam....

The band will drop a 7" orange vinyl single April 18 (out digitally April 21) with two new songs, "Satellite Skin" and "Guilty Cocker Spaniels." Though the band hasn't confirmed any other releases, New Jersey record store Vintage Vinyl reports MM will offer three more singles before releasing an eight-song EP, No One's First and You're Next, this August.

Modest Mouse will perform "Satellite Skin" on the Late Show with David Letterman on March 18. [Spin.com]

More NYC show pictures, and the setlist, below...

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3rd Planet
Education
Black Cadillacs
Here It Comes
King Rat
The View
Doin' The Cockroach
Custom Concern
Jesus Christ Was An Only Child
Dance Hall
Baby Blue Sedan
Bury Me With It
Night On The Sun
Paper Thin Walls
Satellite Skin
Dramamine
Float On
Parting Of The Sensory
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Satin In A Coffin
Interstate 8
All Night Diner

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